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Understanding Jane Austen's women : an introduction

Author: Kathleen Anderson
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, 2018.
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"An original critical introduction to women characters in the novels of Jane Austen."--EBSCO.
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Anderson, Kathleen, 1967-
Understanding Jane Austen's women.
Albany : State University of New York Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017061602
(OCoLC)1019836276
Named Person: Jane Austen; Jane Austen; Jane Austen
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen Anderson
ISBN: 9781438472270 1438472277
OCLC Number: 1076876560
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Intro; Contents; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Preface "Nobody doubts her right to have precedence": Jane Austen's Heroine as Universal Subject; Part 1 Women and the Body: Strength, Sex, and Austenian Wellness; Chapter 1 "I am strong enough now to walk very well": Vigor and Femininity in Mansfield Park; Chapter 2 "I always deserve the best treatment, because I never put up with any other": Sexual Orthodoxy and the Quest for the Best Mate; The Fickle Female Sex Drive; Resisting Objectification; Resisting Emotional Abuse; Chastity as Truth to Self Part 2 Women's Natures: Mood, Mind, Spirit, and Female GiftednessChapter 3 "Determined to Be Happy": The Path to Emotional Health in Sense and Sensibility; Chapter 4 "Ingenious or Stupid?": Women's Intelligences, according to "the most unlearned and uninformed female who ever dared to be an authoress"; "Independent Resources": Mind and Self; "Patroness of a Village": Female Intelligence as Community-Builder; "The Compliment of Attention": The Woman's Audience and the Woman as Audience; "So Very Accomplished": Purity of Selfhood Chapter 5 "Born to Be Connected": Female Monasticism and Vocation in Austen's NovelsThe Abbess: Austen's Female Spiritual Directors; Contemplative Spiritual Advisor: Fanny Price's Novitiate and Conventual Order; Active Banquet Host: Emma Woodhouse's Growth in Hospitality; Part 3 Women and Others: The Female Self in Environmental, Social, and Imaginative Space; Chapter 6 "Mamma says I am never within": Heroines' Eco-affinities as Identityscapes; Daughter of the Soil: Elizabeth Bennet; A Leaf in Search of a Tree: Marianne Dashwood; "Hurrying into the Shrubbery": Emma Woodhouse "The Worth of Lyme": Oceanic Anne ElliotConclusion: Sustaining the Self; Chapter 7 "What is the foolish girl about?": Austen's Feminist Fools Speak Out; Chapter 8 "Unpropitious for Heroism": Female Greatness in the Austenian Imagination; Notes; Works Cited; Index
Responsibility: Kathleen Anderson.

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"An original critical introduction to women characters in the novels of Jane Austen."--EBSCO.

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